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The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 
 

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    Legal Assistance


  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
    ALRP is the only institution in the San Francisco Bay Area solely dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This includes such widely disparate areas as housing, bankruptcy/credit, immigration, employment, insurance, confidentiality matters, family law, government benefits, and public accommodations. We accomplish this mission through either direct representation of clients by one…

  • American Bar Association - Consumer's Guide to Legal Help on the Internet
    This site is run by the American Bar Association and provides information about how and where to find free legal help, advice about hiring a lawyer, what to do if you have trouble with your lawyer, and more.

  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty. We work daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Our job is to conserve America’s original civic values - the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. (For all other states, please visit the…

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line, (DOJ)
    The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA Information Line. This service permits businesses, State and local governments, or others to call and ask questions about general or specific ADA requirements including questions about the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. ADA specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 5:30 PM (eastern time)…

  • Antitrust Division, (DOJ)
    The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

  • API Legal Outreach
    API Legal Outreach's mission is to promote culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the most marginalized segments of the API community. Their work is currently focused in the areas of domestic violence, violence against women, immigration and immigrant rights, senior law and elder abuse, human trafficking, public benefits, and social justice issues.

  • Appleseed
    A non-profit network of 17 public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico, Appleseed is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed uncovers and corrects injustices and barriers to opportunity through legal, legislative and market-based structural reform. Working with our huge pro bono network, we…

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing…

  • Asian Law Alliance
    Over the past 32 years as a nonprofit corporation, the Asian Law Alliance has helped tens of thousands of people in obtaining decent housing, justice in the immigration process, and access to basic human and legal rights. Today, Asian/Pacific Islanders continue to be denied fundamental rights. ALA continues to keep its doors open for those individuals who are limited in English, who do not understand…

  • Asian Law Caucus (ALC)
    Non-profit legal organization which offers assistance to low-income consumers. Promote, advances and represents the legal and civil rights of Asian and Pacific Islander communities. ALC provides help throughout the Bay Area. Free or low-cost, depending on income.

  • Bar Association of San Francisco
    The Bar Association of San Francisco champions equal access to justice and promotes humanity, excellence, and diversity in the legal profession. They provide legal services to disadvantaged and underserved individuals in San Francisco. They create opportunities for legal service in the community and encourage participation by our members. They advance professional growth and education, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and respect in the…

  • Bay Area Legal Aid
    Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Bay Area. Their seven regional offices work together to provide high quality legal assistance to low-income people regardless of their location, language, or disability. BayLegal is uniquely positioned to help people across county lines. They assist people in the areas of housing, public benefits, health access, and domestic violence.

  • Bet Tzedek Legal Services
    Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy. Bet Tzedek was founded in 1974 by a few individuals who sought to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition, which appears in the Bible: "Tzedek, tzedek tirdof -- Justice, justice you shall pursue." This…

  • California Center for Law and the Deaf
    The mission of the California Center for Law and the Deaf (CalCLAD) is to protect and advance the legal rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing people to enable them to live independent, productive lives, with full access to the rights, privileges, entitlements, services, educational and employment opportunities available to others. Legal advice, consultation, and information are provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in issues involving deafness…

  • Civil Justice Network
    The Civil Justice Network works to increase the delivery of legal services to Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia clients of low and moderate income through a network of solo, small firm and community based lawyers who share a common commitment to increasing access to justice through traditional and non-traditional means. Civil Justice, Inc. was established in 1998 to meet the legal needs of individuals on…

  • Civil Rights Division, (DOJ)
    The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin. Contact…

  • Contra Costa County District Attorney
    Offers a limited mediation service; refers complaints it can’t handle to the appropriate agency.

  • Council On Aging, Legal Services (COA)

    Legal assistance for seniors 60 years of age and older. Bilingual (Spanish-English).

  • County of Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
    Conducts civil and criminal prosecutions under California consumer protection and antitrust laws where business practices affect the general public. Does not handle individual consumer complaints; see the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs, above, or the Los Angeles Dispute Settlement Service.

  • Court Reporters Board
    The mission of the Court Reporters Board is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring the integrity of judicial records through oversight of the court reporting profession. The CRB carries out this mission by testing, licensing and disciplining court reporters, and by recognizing the schools of court reporting that meet state curriculum standards.

  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
    To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

  • District Attorney's Offices


  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), (DOJ)
    The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the…

  • Environmental Law and Justice Clinic
    Free legal assistance to neighborhood groups and community organizations in low income and minority communities seeking environmental justice. Services include legal counseling and representation, community education workshops and legislative analysis.

  • Fair Housing Law Project
    FHLP provides free legal services to people who have experienced discrimination in acquiring or keeping housing in Santa Clara County. FHLP's three attorneys represent victims of housing discrimination at every stage of the process - including early advocacy, investigation, administrative complaints, mediation, and, when necessary, federal and state court litigation.

 
 
 

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